Come on and tune in... I said you ride in... cuz dis here session is vital - Cool runnings...

By 8:41 PM
This photo above is something I found online and oddly enough, while it made me giggle a little, it resonates with me. "If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it... the tree needs a better marketing strategy."

Which brings me to Life Lesson # 17 : Nobody cares... I mean some do, but not really

Ever felt like a tree falling in the forest in a world of indifference? Sure it makes a sound... but how relevant is that sound? Does that sound change the price of rice in China? Does that sound lower taxes and VAT? Does that sound pay for a round trip to Alaska? But if that tree should fall upon or near you... that sound will be many things including damn well be relevant at that point.

Today a friend told me it's time to wake up out of La La Land and realize that while there is good in the world, one must approach it with caution because the world isn't filled with people just waiting offer a helping hand to their fellow man like what the Bible implies we should expect and do... Rather, the world is filled with people. Everyone has an agenda. Some people are more stringent with their agendas, others not so much, and others are vaguely aware that they have one but I'm quickly learning that. I'm becoming aware that with that said... if your agenda aligns with someone else's or poses no threat to their advancement it usually means cool runnings. However, should that not be the case, be prepared to be that tree that needs a better marketing strategy. Some people would just choose to work against you or undermine you for no real reason but, that's life...!

The reality is not everyone will like or support you. Those that will undermine you or work against you might be the very people you thought were on your team. It's important to try and not let that damper your spirit. Take it in stride. Accept human error on both parts. Rise above and go higher yet towards whatever your agenda is.

It's irrelevant what others think. Hard to ignore at times, but true. Besides...

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” ― Winston Churchill

So it serves one best to do what needs to be done with the method that harms none or the least and master the art of ignoring. Generally, people are only moved but that which touches them or affects them directly... and even then sometimes it has to touch them very deep to possibly hurt to inspire any sort of empathy or human sympathy. Therefore, it's usually futile to try to "make someone understand" in situations that have solidified in his/her mind.

Best to let your actions speak for themselves and focus your mind towards fruitful actions.

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